Artspark Giveaway Day 9!

August 18, 2011
I’ve been waiting and waiting, so excited for my turn in the 
ARTSPARK Hot! Hot! Hot! summer giveaway.
This has been wonderful fun for all of us and we hope you’re having fun too.
With much gratitude to Interweave Press two fabulous goodies will go to one lucky winner!
A downloadable copy of my DVD workshop
It’s full of fun techniques such as screen printing, foiling, stamp carving, and photo transfer.
 And a copy of
If you want to learn a bit about how artists use the elements of basic design (texture, shape, line, color, value, etc.) this is a fantastic book. Design exercises, critique and evaluation techniques – it’s all in there.
Here’s how to win.
 Leave a comment on this post answering two questions about the past and the future of this blog.

1-Which is your favorite post from this blog.
2-What kind of post would you like to see more of.
I want this blog to be an inspiring and useful place for my readers and would love your input.
You have three days (Aug 20th). 
Please remember to leave an email so I can get in touch with you when you win.
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    August 21, 2011 at 8:52 am

    ok… I LOVE sketch a day #28 – my kind of drawing!…and as far as improvements – i like your blog just like it is! ….of course, you can't post too many tutorials….

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    August 21, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Looking back, the things I starred in my reader are the inspiration pictures of the bees and beach, so inspiration is great. I enjoy reading your blog always.

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    August 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for holding this giveaway!

    I've had a hard time choosing my favourite post since I found your blog through the Sketchbook Challenge site. I think it is your tutorial "Creating Depth and Space pt3 Color and Value" from June.

    I'd like to see more tutorials, but I also love your sketch-a-day series and anything you write about fabric and quilting.

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    August 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I have enjoyed the sketch a day. Also liked the tutorial on journal covers. That was a "duh" moment as I do them and they are considerably more complicated!

    I suppose I should like more tutorials but I am open to what comes.

    Favorites change from day to day if not more often. Life gets in the way of doing what I would like so I enjoy seeing others do it.

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    August 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Lyric. Great Give away. Love your tutorials and would love to see more. Thanks!

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    August 20, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Oh Lyric, what's not to like about all of your posts. Love the tutorials, your encouragement about drawing, your point of view. You discover something neat and you bring it right back to your readers. So more of all of the above please.

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    August 20, 2011 at 4:41 am

    This is my first trip to your blog, but I really liked the post about altering your shoes. So beautiful!

    I love all the detail in your tutorial and would love to see more of that.


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    Marcia W.
    August 20, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I've checked your blog before, saw you with PokeyB on quilting arts tv, and read your posts on their site. So, of course would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for that chance. Tute: Translate what you do into a few simple things a "contemporary traditional" quilter can use on their bed quilts. BTW The shoe painting post was fun.

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    Jane Prater
    August 20, 2011 at 2:43 am

    I really like the frog one, but the sketch a days have meant a lot. They have taught me that e ery activity doesn't have to be "finished" to be important. I love Art and Quilt" because of the way you teach.

    Tutorials,especially about media and other essential products would be my choice of direction.

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    August 20, 2011 at 1:28 am

    1. I most enjoyed "follow your blisters."
    2. I enjoy meditative type entries, pondering on life and showing photos of artwork.

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    August 20, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I am so new to all of this but I am loving it all, . I have your DVD and your book, thank you for sharing . I love your blog and tutorials. they are a great way for me to learn. Continue the good work. Take care, Marilyn

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    Stephanie Gentry
    August 20, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Tutorials!
    Past, present, and future!

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    mary e
    August 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    i've been all consumed with your shoe painting ever since i saw your shoes on someone's blog loong time ago. more tutorials, always!!! xoxox :>)

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    August 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Lyric – my favorite post is your tutorial about the sketch book cover. I love tutorials. I am a visual learner! Would love more of these. Would love to win your giveaway!

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    Laura from Italy
    August 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I do love tutorials and the one about Citra solve most of all, I will by a bottle in my next travel to Usa a, hoping it will resist on the plane.
    I would like to see in your blog most step-by-step picture of your work.

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    Jean MN
    August 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    OMG… what's NOT to like? I enjoy watching tutorials and learning techniques to use in my own work… So, I would say more of the tutorials.

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    Catherine Parkinson
    August 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    1. My favourite blogs have been the inpiration blgs ie photography and the bister blog
    2. I would love to see more of these types of blogs.

    Keep on with your wonderful work xx

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    August 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Like many others have said, I love your tutorials and would like to see more of those. Your work is inspiring.

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    August 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I love all the tutorials. They are full of info , and inspiration. I would love to win. Keep making the tutorials so we can keep up with the latest and newest techniques.

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    Stilin Studio
    August 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Oh my! I hope I win!!!!
    1) Your How to Get Style (Shoe Painting) tutorial was awesome and one of my faves. I painted a pair of old, cheap-o shoes as a test, and proved how easy and effective this really is. Now I want to doodle on ALL my shoes!
    2) I'd like to see more-more-more of your excellent tutorials. I love that you share such awesome ideas!
    Thanks for this opportunity, Lyric!

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    Jane Jeffress Thomas
    August 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    1-Which is your favorite post from this blog. My favorite post is the one you did for Memorial Day. I have a grandson serving in the Air Force and I have the highest regard for those who protect us and keep us free.

    2-What kind of post would you like to see more of. My favorite kind of post is any kind of tutorial. I learn so much from the lovely ladies on the net who teach us something on their site.

    Thank you!!!

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    August 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    My favorite blog post is about finding bliss b/c I am in the middle of a career switch. I'd like to see more pics on the table with the tutorials so I know what it is before I click on it.

    p.s. ECU grad here!

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    Wild Ginger Designs
    August 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    1. My favorite post from your blog is that of you and your sisters. I am the youngest of four sisters…so I may be a little biased on how awesome sisters are!

    2. Besides seeing more about sisters, I really love your tutorials!

    Thanks for sharing! Liana B

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    August 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Hope my post goes through this time. Apparently I'm having big problems with my computer. How we rely on them!

    I've always enjoyed your blog so it would be hard for me to pick a particular post that I love best. I really enjoy the inspirational pictures though. And I've been known to haunt cemeteries so your inspirational photos from there encouraged me. I also love your "portraits."

    But I really love your tutorials! And the one thing I'd love to see more of — TUTORIALS!

    Thanks so much, Lyric!

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    August 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Tutorials, tutorials, tutorials!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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    Sharon Rotz
    August 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    My favorite posts are your Faces on Friday. I like all the character revealed and continuing on a theme can really improve your skills (a lesson for me). Your tutorials are great, as everyone else, I want to know "how'd you do that?"

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    Yes Mam! Fiber Art
    August 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Hi Lyric,

    I think my favorite was your tute on drawing faces, but painting shoes runs a close second. I'd love to see more tutorials and more of your work. Hope to see you in Athens next year!

    Mary Ann

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    Serena Mira Asta
    August 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I particularly liked your practical "how to frame your work" tutorials, but also the examples of your finished work, like the face sketches – totally encouraging and fun. Thanks for your generosity! – Serena

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    August 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I liked the tute on making journal slipcovers, but would also like to see more thought-provoking posts like the Follow your Blisters one. Already enjoy your DVD and the book is on my wishlist. Being new to quilting, it would be very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway and your interesting blog. Ambal

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    August 19, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I just found your blog and I LOVE it! 1 – I LOVE LOVE LOVE your post on Lyricisms – about being blind. I just did a journal page about how I never draw because I feel so…inept at drawing, and yet I feel like it is something that is holding me back in my art and it's something I want to get comfortable with so that I can grow and stretch in my art. 2 – Your tutorials are awesome – keep them up!

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    August 19, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I liked your tutorial on small works sewn to gallery wrapped canvas. As for the future, keep doing what you are doing! Great mix of posts.

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    California Fiber artist and composer
    August 19, 2011 at 4:29 am

    I would like to see more detailed tutorials. My favorite is the shoe painting—I've been dying to try it

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    Lisa Calvert
    August 19, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Hi there,
    My favorite is your tutorials and the your blog post "frogs" is my personal favorite ๐Ÿ™‚ thanx for this opportunity you are an inspiration!

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    August 19, 2011 at 3:29 am

    This sounds a little odd (to me), but I liked your post called Tutorial: Photoshop Elements for Photo Transfer Pt 2. it was so easy to understand and well-written, and helped me a lot. I would like to see more tutorials! I always say, I'm not happy unless I'm overstimulated. thanks for the giveaway! Pick me!

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    August 19, 2011 at 3:07 am

    My fav of your posts was the Family Ties Series- can't believe that was almost a year ago! And just like everyone else – love the tutorials and would love to continue to see them! Thanks for participating in Artspark! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 19, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Please count me in! I love your work and your blog is fantastic fun for me. 1. My favorite post is 3/31/2011–the Sketchbook Cover Tutorial.
    2. I would enjoy more of your very clear tutorials. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

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    August 19, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Love your tutorials and always find your posst inspiring, so dont know what to suggest. Love this give away, would love to win, but not usually a winner so would be over the moon if I did.

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    August 19, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Oh I LOVE the Citra=solve post. My Mom died 5/31. I'm an only child so the responsibility of cleaning out/staging/selling her home of 55+ years falls to me. It's been incredibly hard. I've been working in her bedroom trying to be an automiton removing my emotional self, looking at things and just thinking "toss" or "donate". The other day I had a box of white buttons and tiny safety pins. I hesitiated for a moment…then tossed. I couldn't sleep. I had to go through the trash. I felt compelled. Then I got an idea to use a vintage picture of her and make an art quilt. The buttons, tiney safety pins and other ephemera I reovered will be crucial. I've decided to do a series of art quilts: one of my Mom, one of my Dad and one of their wedding picture. The citraaolve post and the current give away (if I'm lucky enough to win) dovetail perfectly.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    I don't think you should change your blog…I like the mix of technique/inspiration/personal chat.

    Doreen aka LuniLadi

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    August 19, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Your tutorials are my favorite too-the citrasolve one especially. So what would I like to see more of—more tutorials of course!

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    August 19, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I'm quite new to your blog. I've to explore more of your old posts. But I really love your tutorial on shoes painting. It is such an inspiring idea. I would like to see more of such tutorials.

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    August 19, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Me!! Me!!! Me!! I'm still waving…my hand is up…. .PICK ME!!! I'm pretty new to this whole mixed media world and I'm blown away by the creativity and talent of soooo many people! I would love to win even though I have just recently discovered your blog …. but I have seen you on QATV !!! and enjoyed your demo! ~Midge

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    Grammi Rabbit
    August 19, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Lyric, this has been fun, so thanks to you and your buddies for pulling this together. I would love to be a winner of your book and DVD. I enjoy your tutorials here and I am always looking for more. I may see you in Cedar Rapids next month.

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    August 19, 2011 at 12:44 am

    All your posts are instantly my favs, but the June 29, 2010 post re: Photoshop transfers really was helpful.

    That said, the tutorials are wonderful and I will always love them best! Thank you so much for being so generous with your knowledge!

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    August 19, 2011 at 12:31 am

    My fave post is yo ur video tutorial about mKing a stitched book sleeve. You make it look so easy! I'd loves to see more video sewing tutorials. Thanks for all you do!

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    August 19, 2011 at 12:10 am

    My current favorite post is the paint your shoes tutorial right below here. It rocks! I painted some canvas tennies once but now I want to try leather shoes. What do I want to see more of? More frog art! I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 18, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks for Artspark. It's been great. I really liked your Faces on Friday series. Drawing faces is a The Future is harder because I like your site now. Tutorials on all media are appreciated, especially digital work. Thanks.

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    August 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    FUN!! I am new here, and very pumped about all the possibilities! Thanks for such a lovely offering!!

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    August 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    The posting in Citrasolv is my recent favorite. I've done it in the past but had forgotten about it. What would I like to see coming up? Anything mixed media.

    Kathie K

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    August 18, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    My favourite post is the tutorial on painting shoes – I have bought some just to paint! Got the handbag coming too! I just love your tutorials, esp. with doing 'odd' things (the drawings are great to see, but they're not me!). Thank you for the opportunity to win and your excitement!

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    Gwen Zierdt
    August 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    1-Which is your favorite post from this blog.
    I like your Faces on Friday posts.

    2-What kind of post would you like to see more of.
    I need to draw more, so challenges or tips on maintaining a process are good.
    Thanks for the give away.

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    August 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I love your tutorials. One of these days I'm going to try the Citrasolv technique.
    I have your book and it's wonderful but I'd sure love to have the DVD.

    Susan Parker

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    Midwestie Lady - Linda
    August 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I love your blog and the variety of your posts and tutorials! I especially liked the shoes and the Citra Solv transfers. I'd say keep doing the same – variety and showing us how-to! I'd love to win your DVD – it sounds wonderful! And the book too, of course! From your newest follower…
    Linda Harbin

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    August 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I am new to your site but the tutorials look just great.

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    Linda's Art Quilts
    August 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Oh, boy, it would be a lucky day, indeed, if your giveaways would come my way, but if not, it's great to find your blog. A favorite post? That's a tough one. They are all great. Did love your daily sketches and your tutorials, too. Suggestions for the future of your blog? Let your creative muse guide you. You already have a winner.

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    August 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    My favorite blog is the one about the shoes redesign. LOVE it!!!

    And I'd love to see more tutorials.


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    August 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Favorite blog…the one about the shoes redesign. Love it!!!

    And I'd like to see MORE tutorials!


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    Linda Carter
    August 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I didn't have opportunity to leave my email before the page skipped away…..I really want you to be able to find me if I am so fortunate as to win your giveaways.

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    Linda Carter
    August 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    How can I pick ONE! It is like choosing your favorite child.
    I love your tutorials, especially the shoes!
    Your posts that include your personal feelings are wonderful because I realize even someone as talented as you can be so caught up in day to day that the muse in you gets suppressed. You often make me feel as if I too can develop skills if I only practice enough. What is enough? I love the way you show your process. Thanks and I really really would love to win your donated prize.

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    Hands to Work, Hearts to God
    August 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I found the citrasolve tutorial and other tutorials very helpful and would want MORE!!! I also like your sketches, your student spotlights and your art journal in progress. Glad I found you through this giveaway and will put you in my bloglist so I can visit you more often! Thanks for sharing! Patsy.paterno (at) from

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    August 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Dear Lyric, I love your tutorials and I love your posts like "Lyricisms: On Being Blind" or passion-to-create, your photography for inspiration – I'll look for a new posts like these

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    Crafty Moira
    August 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I really like your bleach printing tutorial video (argh, can't remember the name of it right now…). It makes the technique really approachable and I'm definitely going to try it! I also like your painted shoes post! I love any blog that has lots of tutorials, so I'd definitely vote for seeing more of those here! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    August 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I always learn something from each post I've read, so I cant say theres been one any better than another.
    I also enjoy the workshops but I seem to find inspiration in each post, so I cant say ONLY the workshops are of real interest to me.
    I hate to say it, but for me, you seem to have the balance perfect as it is!

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    Jane S.
    August 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I have 2 favorite posts, and those are the one about being half blind (because I am too) and the one about painting your shoes!

    I would love to see more tutorials because I'm very interested to see exactly how people do things. The creative process fascinates me.

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    August 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Lyric, I really enjoyed yesterday's Sampler class and am working on my book cover today. I'll have to vote on "Paint your shoes" as my favorite blog entry–where else can we learn THAT! And, I'd like to see more blogs that give ideas on embellishing the Citrasolve photo transfers. Keep up the good work! ~~Valerie

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    August 18, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Lyric, I would love to win-thank you so much for your generiosity
    1)I don't know that this was on your blog, but in your book and I carry it in my journal "keep in mind that there are times when other things in your life must take priority over the production of your art..there truely is a season for every purpose in life…it may take years of nurtured vision before the completion of a project…to develop as an artist you must give yourself time to learn and grow….."
    2) I like what you are doing with your posts and blog. Keep up the good work.

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    August 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Q1) A tricky one – I love the paint your shoes – I'm sure you've written about shoe painting on an earlier posting too. They are just so funky!
    But some of your inspiration posts have been truly inspiring too. As someone else said the frogs were great.

    Q2) More tutorials, more inspiration. Can't narrow it down to just one choice ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Carol C
    August 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I'm afraid I'm just like everyone else and enjoy the tutorials. Loved the one with the shoes. How you find time to do anything is amazing to me. As far as the future goes just keep up the good work. I really enjoy your blog.

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    Mia Bloom Designs
    August 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I'm new to your blog but I've read the articles you have written for Quilting Arts magazine. Loved the articles on different ways to mount/display fiber art.

    1 – Photo transfer with Citra-Solv

    2 – More ways to mount/display fiber art

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    August 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    1 -I love the tutorials – wish I had time for them all!

    2 Birds, birds, birds and more birds – I love birds.

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    My favorite post is the Lyricism "on being blind." I too am totally dependent on my glasses, and I like the wisdom and encouragement in that post.

    Follow your blisters was a close second.

    However, I'd like to see more tutorials. I will be making sketchbook slipcovers for sure.

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I only recently discovered you/your blog through Sketchbook Challenge in mid-July, so there's not much past reading to recall from YET! However, I am COMPLETELY jazzed about painting some shoes and have just sent a link to that post to a friend of mine. What a fabulous way to make very individualized studio shoes! Tutorials are wonderful, especially when they provide another way to express myself creatively and individually. Thank you and Interweave for a chance to win your book and DVD!

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I had your post on 'creating depth and space' (with the pic of the Smokey Mountains) starred in my feed reader for a really long time…that concept was a little light bulb for me. In generally, I really like seeing your sketches. Watching other people's work float by in my feed reader is motivating.

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Countour drawing – Raleigh sketch-in is a favourite post.
    What I would like to see more: photo inspiration. I love the photos you take.

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Well, today's favorite is Shoe Painting. People have been posting pictures of really neat shoes and you've just shown me I can do it too – yay.

    Your tutorials are great (meaning 'Don't Stop') but I also like the thought pieces (Bliss/Blister) and your own process. You have a good balance in this blog.

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    August 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I like seeing your art work – on fabric and paper. And I really like the tutorials: the Cascade discharged design with the ammonite thermofax screen was great.

    Would prefer seeing more of your art – even sketchbooks – rather than photos of landscapes ec.

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love your tutorials, but I really liked the post on "Follow your Blisters".

    I would love to see more tutorials too..

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    My favorite recent post is the one abut decorating shoes – it has me thinking about digging through my closet and working on some of my shoes! IN the future I would like you to continue your tutorials. Thank you for the generous give-away! ~ Karen H

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I love your drawings but the very best is the tutorial on making journal covers. Would love to see more tutorials!

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I love your tutes, and of course I'd love to see more of them. I'd like to see something more about your teaching "techniques" and philosophy.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Love the tutorials (and your generous links to other folks' tutorials).

    Love to see more of these, and also more sketching–I am so cowed by sketching and you make it look so easy!

    nwhall at comcast dot net

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    August 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Love the tutorials… a fave is the sketchbook slipcover… photoshop a close 2nd… more please.

    Thanks Lyric for the giveaway opportunity!

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I like the painted shoes. What a fun project. Keep up the tutorials.

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    Cedar Ridge Studio
    August 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    The painted shoes top my list.
    Blogs I would like to see more of would be Photoshop.
    Count me in foe the giveaways

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I'm "stuck" in the woods with over an hour and a half drive to find fabric, threads, paint or classes so your tutorials are my favorite! Since I am usually creating solo I would love to see more challenges.

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    Heather Mietz Egli
    August 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I feel like it's cheating, but I am IN LOVE with your shoe decorating post! And on that vein, all tutorials on blogs are what I hope to see more of!

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Although I'm not a quilter, I love reading about surface design techniques (I make jewelry with fabric and bead embroidery). Your tutorials are much appreciated, and having done them myself, I know they are a lot of work.

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I like your citra-solv post. I love tutorials and would love to see more in the future. Fingers crossed on the books. Thanks!ALSO LOVE THE SHOES AND WILL GIVE THAT A TRY IF I CAN GET MY DOGGGIE TO GIVE THEM BACK!

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I love the tutorials… little bits of inspiration! I'm learning Photoshop Elements so that would be an area I'd like to see more of. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    There are so many great posts – I love seeing your sketches and hearing about how you manage your family and art but if I have to pick a favorite I would say it has to be your tutorials. Loved the book cover tute as well as the tutes about photoshop elements and citrasolv. I would love to see more about photoshop elements and thermofax and silk screening. Thanks so much for taking the time to post!

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    susan in seattle
    August 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I'm new to your blog so not sure about my favorite. You have tutorials on Elements? Hooray! Going to have to search your archives. I always appreciate it when artists do tutorials. Sharing knowledge is so wonderful!
    Great giveaway stuff!

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I loved your sketchbook cover tutorial!
    I'd love to see even more tutorials!

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Just like most everyone, I do enjoy your tutorials. Was esp. intrigued when you mentioned getting a NG Citrsolv to transfer to fabric. Did you try yet? Today is my birthday so hope this brings me luck. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Barbara Triscari
    August 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    So much to love about your blog, but tutorials are my favorite and there can never be enough, so more tutorials, lol! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway! shop(at)betoncat(dot)com

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    Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios
    August 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Appreciate the tutorials, the most. Love your colors, secondly. More more more! Thanks much.

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    Art and Light
    August 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    My favorite simple post is Family Time. I also love the tutorial on painting shoes. I've really enjoyed the faces on Friday too and…
    What do I want to see more of? More CitraSolve projects. The process fascinates me and I have finally found a copier that will transfer.

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    Carol Kunnerup
    August 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    my favorite is Artist spotlight when you interviewed melanie testa. I love her work and started following her on facebook and her blog. i love seeing other artists spotlighted. I have really enjoyed your posts and find inspiration for my own work by seeing and hearing how other artists keep pushing themselves and show no fear. I do already have the sample platter and learned so much from it. It has helped me to really grow as an artist. I have a long way to go, but I am on my way.

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    August 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Lyric,
    I can't pin it down to which blog post I like best. The fact is I have been a follower of yours for a long time because I too believe strongly in building a foundation for all arts on elements and principles. This gives us all (children to adult) a common ground for discussion, appreciation, exploration etc. etc. Your articles and book illustrate these concepts so well. I took your course through Quilt University and loved it. Please keep going with the tutorials. Kathy

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    Tonya Littmann
    August 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I really enjoyed your kitchen remodel. Make me think I can handle my own.
    I'd like to see more of your bird drawings.

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    just a scrap of paper
    August 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Love your tutorials and would love to see more. I had fun with the little sketchbook cover one! Gave me a chance to use some of the fun small printed fabrics I have. thanks for the giveaway.

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    Rachel Parris
    August 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Lyric, Thank you for all of the tutorials you so generously share with us. I check in constantly to review the old and see what's new.

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    Kathleen L
    August 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    1. Love the tutorials … the shoe one has me thinking about making that my next project.

    2. I'd just like to see more of what you are already doing.

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    August 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I like your tutorials of course, but I also like your Lyricisms. They are inspiring and help me feel that I am not the only one trying to be creative with children underfoot. I really like your post this week: Follow your Blissters. Anything that your have time to write is okay with me.

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    August 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I love the posts on drawing, you make it look so easy. It encourages me to "go for it"! I also like the Tutorial: Citra-Solv Photocopy Transfer. I would like to see more tutorials because it helps me to grow in areas I maybe wouldn't have =) Thanks for the giveaways…would LOVE to win!

    Terri (

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I'm actually new to your blog, so haven't had a chance to explore it much yet. The tutorials look wonderful, though!

    Thank you so much for doing this giveaway.

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you!
    I like your beaded fringe tutorial even though I still cannot get it right. I know it is because of me though and not the tutorial!

    I also like how you show different techniques and mediums and hope to see more (like the painted shoes). Otherwise I might be too intimidated to try them out.

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I would love to see more Tutorials – I guess that is what everyone loves here – I am also a big Photoshop Elements person – So more on this subject would also be great – Thanks for giving us this wonderful opportunity. xx Kristine

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    My favorite post is the painted shoe tutorial. Comfortable shoes are a must for me and when I find a great pair I wear them until they look ugly. I followed the tutorial and ended up with a great, fun pair of shoes that were great looking again. I have to say that in the future I would love to see more tutorials of any kind. I was a traditional quilter (still kind of am) for quite a while until I discovered art quilts, surface design, etc. I'm loving it all! Thanks for the opportunity to win the great prizes.

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Lyric,
    Choosing a favorite post is hard! There are so many good ones. I really did love your post with the close up pictures of bees (For Your Inspiration: Bees). Love bees! One thing I'd love to see on your blog is something about how you mount and display your art quilts. A list of topics would be great too! Thanks for sharing your work and knowledge. – Ronni

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Good morning Lyric! I'm so excited about your prizes and that today is your day! My favorite post in from 2010 — your painted shoes and pictures of Quilt Simulations! I love your creative tutorials. So important with our economy such as it is! I love the visual stimulation you give by showing us pieces of art to drool over!

    What would I like to see for the future? More of the same. How to be creative and artistic with what we have, and feed our souls with beautiful artistic works!

    Also please keep sharing your progress. I love seeing what you're up to!

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    Donna Stewart
    August 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I love the tutorials! I had your book on my wish list, but recently purchased it purchased it. Your tutorial on How to "Paint Your Shoes" reminded me of a pair on canvas shoes I painted when I was in college during the '70s. It's time to do another pair!

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    Peggy Wilkinson
    August 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I loved the post of the shoes you painted! I want to try that. I would like more posts like that showing how to transform something into something so wonderful!

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I have to admit, this is my first visit to your blog – but I was so excited about your tutorials and learned how to cut out an image on PSE just this morning. So thank you for this! and I would say I would love to see more tutorials. What a great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win! Cheers

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    1. I like your blog tutorials the best, especially ones with videos!
    2. I'd like to see more tutorials or thoughts on your design process, overcoming design blocks, etc.!

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Your tutorials are my favorite because you address many different topics…and my favorite tutorial is the Painted Shoes one. I'd like to see more project ideas/tutorials.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I just discovered this site, so any future ones will be my favorite (and you are now added to my "favorites". Love the tutorials I have seen in print, so would love tutorials and chat about many different techniques you use or those used by other's that you know.

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    My favorite on your blog is any tutorial–but especially the one on painted shoes–which I have wanted to do but didn't know the details of how.
    I like the blog the way it is–some tutorials –some of what you and others are doing. Keep up the good work Janet Wright

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    Mary Jo Bowers
    August 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Lyric – I like most of all your tutorials – all of them. And the Frogs – I have several frog frogs for my cut flowers and they are so fun.

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    August 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I go along with most of the other people commenting here your tutorials are just great…..
    Would like to see more of them.
    Melva Bates

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Hello Lyric,
    I just discovered your blog the roundabout way…from the Quilt University class you teach.

    I noticed the book you wrote, found it within inter library loan, it came from over 200 miles away and I have renewed it two times!
    I plan to enroll in your next Q.U.class.
    I never blogged before so forgive me if I've bungled it. I signed up especially to let you know how encouraging your writing is and hoping to be the lucky winner!!

    I enjoy your tutorials and your candid writing.
    Thanks for sharing YOU! Cynthia

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I love your tutorials, How to frame small works was great and I have used your ideas to frame some small work. I would love to see more tutorials on your process.
    Your a great teacher, very understandable and fun

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    My favorite was all the pictures of frogs. I love them and the little toads that I see romping around my garden. Your line drawings I would love to have all of them in my room, I have just asked my son to make me a line drawing of a tree for my birthday next week. Can you tell me about the pen so I can get him one?) You inspirational pictures are magic and I'd love to continue to learn even the tiniest technique in pictures. I want to learn everything! (Sorry for the long post)

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    1) Love the tutorials. Your Tutorial: Citra-Solv Photocopy Transfer is a favorite.
    2) Inspirational posts such as frogs. And more tutorials.


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    creative arts from my heart
    August 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Oh my gosh I just recently discovered all your wonderful tutorials and as of today it has to be the shoes. AMAZING…I cant wait to try them. I would love to see more on the drawing I am still learning. Thanks for for generosity on your blog and would love to win

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    jean b.
    August 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    video tutorials showing the artist's hands teach me in a way i could never learn from written instructions in a magazine, even when they're step-by-step. and i would love to see any kind of mixed media techniques with digital trickery and paint (this century's version of "smoke and mirrors"?)

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    1 My favortie post: I liked the post on color and the one on butterflies. I also like the Photoshop Tutorials
    2-Maybe the tutorials on Photoshop; it is often difficult to find technique info for it

    I like your sketchbook posts as well.

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    Creative Soul Juice
    August 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    ?ยจ(??-?)?????Tough question… what's NOT to like? I always enjoy watching tutorials and learning techniques to use in my own work…since I'm a graphic & web designer, I especially enjoy the photoshop tips. Combining art and digital design is something I'd love to see more of. Also love your name! ~Hobby ?????(??-?)ยจ?

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    Sandy B
    August 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I loved your recent blog on bliss and finding your way. I have found art again after so many years of teaching (science) and raising a family. I am taking drawing classes and too am practicing drawing faces – gee you do not have much time when using the TV as an inspiration – things move too fast. Keep up your blog on drawing challenges – it encourages people like m who have not drawn for 30 years – except on a black or white board. thank you for this chance to win.

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    Lori Wostl
    August 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Great prizes – would love to win. The post I remember most was when you carved eraser stamps. I watched that vid several times and got a new exacto blade from seeing what I needed. I would like more of that type of post in the future. Tools you use that work well and easy demos. Thanks for letting us play. Lori W at Art Camp for Women

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I like the tutorials too, but my favorite post in the last few months has been "On Being Blind". I like the frank talk about obstacles.

    I'd like to hear more about how you create, where it comes from, your creative environment, your tools and how you overcome obstacles.

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    August 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I love your post on August 15th this summer. "Follow your Blisters".

    I needed to read that!

    I think more tutorials on Photoshop elements would be wonderful!
    I would love to win your giveaways!

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    August 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Gosh, i hate to be redundant but I love your tutorials too! I just went and got myself some Citrasolv to try out the image transfer you just posted! I would love more tutorials too! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs
    August 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I enjoyed following you sketch a day challenge. I would love more tutorials, always keen to learn. Thank you for the chance to take part in the giveaway.

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    August 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Oh, pooh, the link didn't show above. It's the post for June 29, 2010.

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    August 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Well, I'm a new reader here, but I have to say that the shoe painting looked like such fun to me that I saved it for later.

    Any kind of tutorial is always a fave of mine.

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    August 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Definitely more of the tutorials – especially the ones on Photoshop Elements.

    This one is starred for me…

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Dion Dior
    August 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Lyric, thank you so much for this gorgeous giveaway. My favorite of your posts so far as be "Frogs: done earlier this month. I love what you do with them and your style is so full of energy. I love the variety of your posts which is why I keep coming back. Of course, sharing your process is always a bonus for your readers. xx Dion.

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    August 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Don't count me in for your wonderful giveaways, because I already own them!
    Just love to let you know:
    1- Your tutorials are my favorite
    2- I like to se more of them

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